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September 2005 - Posts

Oracle 10g Release 2 for Windows Install Note

For those of you that have ever tried to install Oracle and failed, I have shocking news for you regarding the install of Oracle 10g Release 2 for Windows.  I downloaded it, installed it, worked.  I was able to bring up the web based management console, which I hated in 10g Release 1.  I am very interested to take a look at 10g R2 for Windows because it has the support for the CLR in the Windows version of the database.


ASP.NET Podcast Show #20 - Interview with Kent Tegels



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Posted: Sep 27 2005, 06:57 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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Atlas/AJAX VSIs are here for Release Candidate/RTM!

You wanted them, now you can get them.  They are here!  The download says for RTM, but they should run on the Release Candidate according to the web page (thanks Teemu).  The Atlas VSIs are here, sweet.

Posted: Sep 27 2005, 06:56 AM by Wallym | with 2 comment(s)
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Validate a podcast feed

If you are like me, you can't type, and you wonder why iTunes listenership is down for a specific podcast episode, check out  It will take a look at your feed and point out suggested problems to look at.  Wow, have I mentioned that iTunes is really finicky with dates?


Posted: Sep 26 2005, 07:41 AM by Wallym | with no comments
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ASP.NET Podcast Show #19 – Minimizing the ASP.NET ViewState and Some Marketing Ideas/What not to do for Technical people.





Show Notes

  • Marketing for technologists.
  • Idiosyncrasies of high-tech people.
  • Are customers serious?
  • Games that I have had played on me.  Note: Don’t play these games unless you want to not be successful.
  • Minimizing the ASP.NET ViewState. (Thank’s to Scott Mitchell’s article on MSDN)
    • Inherit from the Page Class.
    • protected override void SavePageStateToPersistenceMedium(object viewState) {…….}.
    • protected override object LoadPageStateFromPersistenceMedium() {………}
Posted: Sep 25 2005, 07:00 PM by Wallym | with 5 comment(s)
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Back to fun stuff as oppossed to making money...........
As you may, or may not remember, I announced on my blog that Scott Cate, Paul Glavich, and I will be working on a book on Ajax in ASP.NET, with significant coverage of Atlas.  Some of you have IM'd me asking what's going on with it.  Well, I've been a little bit embarrassed to say that I haven't done anything due to a major project and trying to finish our ADO.NET book.  Now, I can say that my writing part in the ADO.NET book (is a lead author ever done?) is completed and a major deliverable in my project will be deployed this weekend (are software projects ever done?).  As a result, I can happily say that I am going to actually start doing some intro writing on Ajax.  I should also have a couple of podcasts out this weekend for those of you that are subscribed to the ASP.NET Podcast. 
Posted: Sep 23 2005, 12:59 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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Do you have problems with SQL CLR Objects running under RC1?

This is just an FYI.  I was having some weird problems trying to deploy some Sql CLR object into a Sql Server 2005 RC1.  This was obviously a problem with my install as everything worked fine in a VPC image, but just would not work on my laptop.  I thought to myself what could it be?  I had some components that I had downloaded and installed for Visual Studio .NET 2005/Whidbey.  I was also getting a startup error with VS.NET, so I figured that all of these problems were related.  I uninstalled LINQ for VB and DevExpress Refactor for Beta2 and everything seems to be running correctly again.  Happy Days are here again.


Gulf of Mexico Water Temperatures

Pretty interesting NASA graphic that shows the relative temperature of water in the Gulf of Mexico.  Full Article.

Windows Compute Cluster Edition Beta1 has become available,1895,1859378,00.asp

Very interesting stuff indeed.  From my signal processing background, I am interested in all things that involve high end computing.  The Windows Compute Cluster Edition definitely falls into that category.  With it, you will be able to get into small to medium size cluster computing using x64 hardware.  Now, all I need are two x64 systems connected by a gigabit ethernet connection and I'll be ready to go.  I think I'll take a look at Shuttle PCs.

Posted: Sep 16 2005, 09:06 AM by Wallym | with no comments
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ASP.NET Podcast - Show #18 - More on Book Writing and the HttpListener Class

The ASP.NET Podcast show #18 is now live. Contained in this show:

- Wally talks more about writing.
- Paul conducts a *very special* interview. I am very lucky to have secured this one.
- Paul talks about a new class in the .Net Framework V2.0 - HTTPListener
-- What is the HTTPListener?
-- Whats it good for?
-- How do you make use of it? The basic steps required.
-- Writing a full web server in 50 lines of code. Full source code available
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Posted: Sep 14 2005, 05:28 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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